Speaking is most probably the most common form of communication, talking to someone reveals a lot about that person’s body language, social ability, mental ability, etc. When speaking in a crowd or on a stage a person has to present his/her thoughts about a particular topic.
Public speaking is one of the most impactful means of improving a person’s personality, increasing confidence and enhancing social and emotional skills. But, for someone who has a fear to speak in public, it’s a really hard thing to start. Thus here are some impactful tips for improving the public speaking skills of an individual:
- Remain calm
Whenever speaking in public, even the experienced speakers feel adrenaline rush, pounding hearts and trembling hands, and sweaty palms. Many of us link it with poor performance, but you need to understand that its completely normal, these are just the signs of your body to make you ready for an upcoming event. So you need to be confident about what you are going to speak.
- Practice is the key
If you feel that you will forget your speech on the stage or you will not be able to speak, you should practice your speech again and again. Practice your speech in front of your friends, practice it in front of a mirror, it will definitely help you improve your speaking and build a high level of confidence inside you.
- Know your audience
Before preparing for your speech you should first examine and do research about what your audience is, what topics you should choose for them to take interest in, what is the mental level of majority of your audience, what are the motivational quotes you have to use, you basically need not to prepare your speech according to you but according to your audience, if you want to build a powerful connection with your audience while speaking.
- Organize your material
Creating a framework of your speech is very important for a good speech, write down the general-purpose, central idea, impactful and main points of your speech. Along with it try to make the starting of your speech bold and interesting for the audience in order to gain public attention within the first 30 seconds of your speech.
- Listen to feedbacks
While speaking in public you need to understand that everyone has a different perspective towards your thoughts, so you need to be flexible with your thoughts and keep a track of how the audience is reacting to your speech, thus you need to customize your speech accordingly in some situations when required.
- Let your personality come out
There’s no need to hide your originality and try to become someone else while talking, let your personality come out. If you’ll be honest with your audience they will trust you and listen to your thoughts and trust you.
Good communication is not about being perfect, and nobody expects you to be, it’s all about improving yourself gradually and making people understand your views easily.